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The museum highlights the life and achievements of Delaware’s native son, Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company and a pioneer in the development of the sound-recording industry.

Museum History

More information about the history of the Johnson Victrola Museum, Eldridge Reeves Johnson and Nipper


Free parking is available in our adjacent parking lot.

Disabled Access

The first floor of the museum is accessible to people with disabilities.

Phase II Reopening FAQ

Tours of the Johnson Victrola Museum are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Forty-five minutes. Please arrive on time because the end of the tour cannot be extended due to the time needed to clean the museum between tours.

Yes, reservations are required. They are free, and available by calling the museum at 302-739-3262.

No, reservations are only available over the phone at this time

Yes, all visitors and staff must properly wear a cloth face covering at all times while at the museum. Everyone must keep a proper distance of at least six feet from anyone in the building who is not a part of their household. Please follow the instructions of museum staff members, especially when entering and exiting the building. Please do not touch anything in the museum unless it is absolutely necessary.<

Once you arrive, please wait in the designated visitor area outside the museum. A museum staff member will be outside to greet you five minutes before your scheduled tour time.

Restrooms are not available at the Johnson Victrola Museum. Please use the facilities prior to your arrival.

Tours will largely be self-guided, but museum staff will be on-hand to answer any questions and provide additional information.

The maximum number of people who can be on a tour is six. All of the people on the tour must be from the same household. Friends or family from other households must make a separate reservation for a different tour time.

We are considering one household to consist of people who have been living together during the lockdown. You do not have to be related to be considered part of the same household. Family members who live in separate locations do not count as one household.

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Hours of Operation – Phase II Reopening

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Tours at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. All days and times by advance registration only. Call 302-739-3262 for a reservation

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 739-3262
Group tour reservations: (302) 739-9194

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